30 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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30 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Izmir, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip builder .

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico to Istanbul is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In April, Istanbul is cooler than Tuxtla Gutierrez - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape of Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and steep yourself in history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Goreme trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

4
nights
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Izmir: Selcuk (Ancient City of Ephesus, Bibliotheque de Celsus, & more). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu and admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Cinili Cami.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Izmir trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Goreme to Izmir in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Goreme in April: highs in Izmir hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Selcuk
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Mykonos Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Izmir to Mykonos Town. In April in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mykonos, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira with an excursion to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and do a tasting at Boutari Winery.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fira travel itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Fira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Plaka, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 29th (Wed), wander the streets of Old City of Trikala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then browse the collection at Kalambaka Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

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Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, Kalambaka is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old City of Trikala
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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